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Innovation

We engender a collaborative, interdisciplinary research environment with the unique potential to make a significant impact on complex local and global challenges.

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New & Notable

  • President Monaco

    Three decades ago, a team of researchers—including future Tufts President Anthony P. Monaco—combed through millions of DNA letters to find the flawed gene responsible for Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Here’s how their work led to the first-ever FDA-approved drug for treating the deadly disease. 

Spotlights

  • Students listening to a lecture

    Encouraging the recruitment of interdisciplinary faculty whose teaching and research are relevant to multiple academic units.

  • Drawing of Science and Engineering Complex

    Currently under construction, the new complex will be an integrated teaching and research center on the Medford/Somerville campus featuring state-of-the-art laboratories for undergraduate and graduate students. 

  • Group of people interacting with a dog

    Promotes the health, strengths and well-being of humans and animals through multidisciplinary partnerships that foster innovative research, education and service programs in human-animal interaction.

  • Professor Kupperwasser in her lab

    Addresses the most serious diseases and medical conditions through collaborative research among investigators in various fields. 

  • Tisch College sign

    Promotes collaborative research with community partners to redress issues of disparity, inequality and social injustice.

  • Gloved hand holding test tube

    Focuses on biopolymer engineering to understand structure-function relationships, with emphasis on studies related to self-assembly, biomaterials engineering, tissue engineering and regenerative medicine.